NEOLITHIC buildings painstakingly recreated in the new outdoor exhibition area of the Stonehenge visitor centre opened to the public today.

The houses will showcase what life would have been like at the time that Stonehenge was built, and are based on archaeological evidence unearthed at nearby Durrington Walls.

Volunteers weaved hundreds of hazel rods through the main supporting stakes, thatching the roofs with hand-knotted wheat straw, and covering the walls with a daub of chalk, straw and water.

There will be volunteers on hand to talk to visitors about the project and to demonstrate the daily activities of our Neolithic ancestors.